A mix of the morning’s entertainment headlines...
Russell Crowe will star as Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables.” Musical theater nerd alert: Just the thought of the Aussie singing “Stars” gives me goose bumps.
Mel Gibson and Warner Bros. are working on a movie about “Judah Maccabee, the warrior whose ancient victory is celebrated by Hanukkah.” So, there’s that. (LA Times)
The Oscar nominee explained he told the flight attendant, “I not sick, I not a terrorist. I just want to pee!” What more could he do? (USA Today)
Find out which singer already has New Year’s Eve plans, after the jump.
Lady Gaga will perform during “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012.” (People)
Bella and Edward embrace while Jacob broods in two new posters for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson. (People)
Ashley Fink’s “Glee” character will apparently get a lot less screen time this season. (Vulture)
Watch Will Arnett go from confident to pretty shaky about his Emmy win chances on “The Tonight Show.”